Test Details

Mnemonic

HEOBA

Ordering Code

3400451

CPT-4 Code(s)

87081, 87205, plus 87181 x 4 if reflexed to susceptibility, at additional cost

Specimen Information

Collect

Gastric/antral or duodenal biopsy

Specimen Preparation

Send 3 mm gastric/antral or duodenal biopsy in Brucella broth or equivalent with 10 - 20% glycerol. Do not send in a swab container. Send frozen -70°C.

Alternate Specimen

Broth with or without glycerol 2 - 8°C
Sterile non-bacteriostatic saline 2 - 8°C

Minimum Volume

No minimum

Transport Temperature

Frozen -70°C

Rejection Criteria

Transport swab with or without gel; stool

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen (-70°C): 5 days

Methodology

Culture
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Reference Range

Not isolated
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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